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(Re) Imagining Black Boyhood: Strategies for Relational Learning at School

Thursday, Feb. 28

4-5:30 p.m.

CUE Commons (4303 Posvar Hall)

Speaker: Joseph Derrick Nelson, Ph.D.

Cosponsored by Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies Program, the School of Education, and the Center for Urban Education

This presentation challenges deficit-oriented perspectives of Black boys and disuses evidence-based “relational teaching strategies,” which are designed to both facilitate positive learning relationships among Black boys and their teachers, as well as help teachers (re)imagine Black boys in their schools and classrooms.

This event is free and open to the public. Light Refreshments will be available. For more information, visit

About the Speaker: Joseph Derrick Nelson, Ph.D. is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is on sabbatical from Swarthmore College, where he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Studies.

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